Climate Focus is an advisory company committed to the development of policies and projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our international and multidisciplinary team works closely with companies, governments and non-governmental organizations on reducing emissions in energy, households, industry, transport, agriculture and forestry.
Climate Focus is an independent expert in international and national climate law, policies, project design and finance. We have been pioneering carbon markets ever since their inception. We aim to find a creative and unique solution for every single client, ranging from the development of policies to protect the rainforest to structuring greenhouse gas mitigation projects in the energy sector. Our advice is rooted in a profound knowledge of climate change policies, emission trading schemes and project development.
Climate Focus has offices in Amsterdam, Washington, DC, and Bogotá, and representatives in Lisbon and Bangkok. We complement our core team with a broad network of in-country and specialized partners.
The REDD methodology modules project is the first coordinated effort to develop a set of "methodology modules" to estimate emission reductions from projects that Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD projects). The modules are being developed under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). They will be the most comprehensive REDD methodology under the VCS and support the development of a wide range of REDD project activities.
Recent update December 2010: Final VCSA approval achieved December 3rd, 2010
The objective of this paper is to review strategies on how to counter agricultural drivers of deforestation and develop recommendations on how international donors can support such strategies.
On November 29, over 100 delegates from government departments, international donors and provinces implementing REDD+ gathered in Hanoi for the “National Consultation Workshop on the Third Draft Proposal on Establishment of a Viet Nam REDD+ Fund.”
Carried out by Climate Focus and Carbon Africa, the assignment's goal was to define approaches for the development of Standardized Baselines in CDM projects on off-grid power generation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Charlie Parker contributes an article on REDD finance for the 10th Edition of the IETA Greenhouse Gas Market 2013 Publication.
Climate Focus is pleased to announce the release of its publication “NAMAs and REDD+: Relationship and main issues for consideration - with a focus on Southeast Asia” for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Society for International Cooperation).